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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
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Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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Maus, A Survivor's Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began
Maus, A Survivor's Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began
by Art Spiegelman
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***WINNER OF THE 1992 PULIZTER PRIZE*** Acclaimed as a quiet triumph and a brutally moving work of art, the first volume of Art Spiegelman's Mausintroduced readers to Vladek Spieglman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist... (read more)

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Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
by Primo Levi
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In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and Italian citizen of Jewish race, was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German... (read more)

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The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Josephus
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Revised with a new introduction.... (read more)

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Story of the Jews #1: The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 Ad
Story of the Jews #1: The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 Ad
by Simon Schama
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In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series The Story of the Jews—simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia, from their beginnings... (read more)

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Historical Atlas of the Jewish People : From the Time of the Patriarchs To the Present (03 Edition)
Historical Atlas of the Jewish People : From the Time of the Patriarchs To the Present (03 Edition)
by Eli Barnavi
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Includes bibliographical references and index.... (read more)

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The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
by David Laskin
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The author of the The Childrenand#8217;s Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family With cinematic power and beauty, bestselling author David Laskin limns his own genealogy to... (read more)

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The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People
The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People
by John Loftus
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A hugely controversial work that exposes a series of scandals from Oliver North to the British royal family, The Secret War Against the Jews reveals as much about political corruption inside Western intelligence as it does about Israel. Using thousands... (read more)

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Short History of the Jewish People : From Legendary Times To Modern Statehood (98 Edition)
Short History of the Jewish People : From Legendary Times To Modern Statehood (98 Edition)
by Raymond P. Scheindlin
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Where did the Jews come from? How did they retain their strong sense of community through centuries of dispersion? How have the Jews of the present, with their proud ethnic identity and thriving national home, emerged out of the downtrodden Jews of the... (read more)

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Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
by Jan T. Gross
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On a summer day in 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland, half of the town of Jedwabne brutally murdered the other half: 1,600 men, women, and children-all but seven of the town's Jews. In this shocking and compelling study, historian Jan Gross pieces together... (read more)

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Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
by Annie Jacobsen
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The explosive, dark secrets behind America's post-WWII science programs from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. In the chaos following WWII, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds.... (read more)

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Jews in Poland-lithuania in the Eighteenth Century (06 Edition)
Jews in Poland-lithuania in the Eighteenth Century (06 Edition)
by Gershon David Hudert
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Missing from most accounts of the modern history of Jews in Europe is the experience of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world—an oversight that Gershon David Hundert corrects in this history of Eastern European Jews in the... (read more)

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The Jews in the Greek Age
The Jews in the Greek Age
by Elias J. Bickerman
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One of our century's greatest authorities on the ancient world gives us here a vivid account of the Jewish people from the conquest of Palestine by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E. to the revolt of the Maccabees. It is a rich story of Jewish social... (read more)

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Theatre of Acculturation: The Roman Ghetto in the Sixteenth Century
Theatre of Acculturation: The Roman Ghetto in the Sixteenth Century
by Kenneth Stow
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Generations of tourists visiting Rome have ventured into the small section between the Tiber River and the Capitoline Hill whose narrow, dark streets lead to the charming Fountain of the Tortoises, the brooding mass of the Palazzo Cenci, and some of the... (read more)

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Documents on the Holocaust : Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland, and the Soviet Union (8TH 99 Edition)
Documents on the Holocaust : Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland, and the Soviet Union (8TH 99 Edition)
by Yitzhak (ed.) Arad
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These 213 documents on the theory, planning, and execution of, and reaction and resistance to, the Nazi plan to exterminate European Jews date from the 1920s through the closing days of World War II, and focus on the experience of eastern Europe. The... (read more)

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Escape Through the Pyrenees (Jewish Lives)
Escape Through the Pyrenees (Jewish Lives)
by Lisa Fittko
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Though it reads like a suspense novel, this memoir is Lisa Fittko's extraordinary story of life as an "enemy alien" in France before and after the German invasion of 1940. Escaping a French prison, Fittko and her husband found their way to the Pyrenees... (read more)

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Sacred Trash (11 Edition)
Sacred Trash (11 Edition)
by Adina Hoffman
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NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Part of the Jewish Encounter series One May day in 1896, at a dining-room table in Cambridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen,... (read more)

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A World Without Jews
A World Without Jews
by Karl Marx
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A World Without Jews by Karl Marx speaks about religious prejudice specifically against Jews. It begs to question can the world survive without this prejudice and how Jews beg for political emancipation? Karl Marx (1818-1883) is best known not as a... (read more)

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The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
by Yohanan Petrovsky-shtern
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"This book ushers in the golden age of shtetl scholarship. Challenging the homogenized and sanitized images of East European Jewry that followed its near obliteration, Petrovsky-Shtern combs the archives to reveal how the Jews who lived in these market... (read more)

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Anti-judaism (14 Edition)
Anti-judaism (14 Edition)
by David Nirenberg
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David Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on the interactions of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic cultures in history.... (read more)

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